You can create a virtual mobile number of any country by paying money on this one. Online. If you just need to confirm once that you are a real person, I advise you to use this service. Everything is simple there, choose the number you need, insert it and send it to the check box, and wait for the response SMS.
For example here https://zadarma.com/en/tariffs/numbers/
I want to recommend more this service, it is also paid, but it is cheap, works well and often helps me out when I don't want to shine my phone number. Service is Russian, everything is intuitive, convenient to replenish with Yandex or Webmoney.
On the Internet I found a website about google voice (virtual Google) virtual American number: http://www.googlevoice.tk
here is sms numbers for receiving messages
You can also connect a virtual number to yourself, you will then have a private office where you can both receive and send SMS messages and do not shine your number. At most there is such virtual number http://freezvon.ru/sms-numbers.html and very much it is happy with them. I often use it for sms mailings or confirmations of registrations on different foreign services.
You will need a virtual mobile number if:
you need to create a mass mailing of SMS messages,
you need to receive bulk SMS messages.
Portals serving such online numbers are mass. Here is one of them:
I asked in due time a similar question about how to register VKontakte without specifying your phone number. In order to do this, you need to use some free service to receive SMS online. I wrote there answer, where he listed a number of similar services. I will not repeat them here.
Service, which I used, very elementary - choose a number, specify it and wait for it to come SMS.
New service sms activations - low prices for activation and rent of rooms, high speed of arrival sms.
Available Russian, German and British virtual numbers for rent for SMS.
My first answer was deleted, I accidentally linked to the wrong site.
Here here (link fixed), you can create a virtual toll free number for receiving SMS.
This is very important, because in modern times to publish your real phone number is very dangerous.
I had such a case. The number was given, so then a paid service, Body-2, was connected to it and they filmed 20-30 rubles a day without my knowledge. Horror! Now I miss the real phone number.
By the way, if we talk about Vkontakte, then for some reason I trust them. They do not have the power to use the user numbers, because otherwise they will lose potential visitors and users.
Only that I found in the internet information that there is a group vkontakte vk.com/club79895742, called the group: Google Voice + American virtual number.
Now I have an American phone number for calls and sms. It's good that there are kind people. Maybe you need this information.
To create a virtual number for SMS, you need to register on the site offering this service. For example, on the SMS center smsc.ru. This услуга paid but reliable. Checked, all works. With this site you can organize bulk SMS.
You can use the free service Pinger. In this case, you can get a free virtual mobile number in the United States (you can select the state of interest if you choose). Receiving and sending SMS messages is carried out using a fairly convenient web interface. If the number is inactive for more than 30 days, the number quot; is releasedquot ;.
You can create the virtual number yourself. But for this, you still need a real sim card and some programming skills.
Here, for example on here explain in detail how to create a VoIP-GSM gateway using a standard 3G modem. But for this, as I said, certain skills are needed.
There are simpler options, for example the same GoIP. Here on Habré toldwhat and how. This is also true if the costs are justified, since the floodgates are not the cheapest pleasure.
Also on different services, SMS reception numbers are divided into two types: virtual number and real number. Virtual number is numbers that do not have real SIM cards. There are no such numbers in Russia, most often they are found in advanced technological countries (USA, EU). It is difficult to receive SMS from such services to such numbers, since filters can stand either on the operator’s side of this number or on the sender’s side (there are triggers by which the sender can determine whether this is a virtual SIM card or real). The real number is a classic SIM card inserted into a gateway (for example, one of the above). There is already the sender service does not recognize whether it is your SIM card or one of the hundreds inserted into the SMS gateway.
Services like receive-sms-online.com or onlinesim.ru offer mostly public numbers. Where incoming SMS can be seen by all visitors to the site. But for that it's free.
There are paid services where you can get a room for individual use and for a long period. It will be more secure if you use it to register with payment services or social networks (if you need a long account). For example on this service more than 30 countries to choose from (although there are both virtual and real numbers). Sometimes there are promotions, and if you need to receive SMS only once, you can give it for free.